Aaron Kornblith, MD, FACEP

Director, Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound
Pediatric emergency care physician

Dr. Aaron Kornblith is an emergency medicine doctor who specializes in caring for children with serious illnesses and injuries. He serves as director of pediatric emergency ultrasound.

Kornblith's research focuses on using ultrasound to improve the diagnosis and treatment of common pediatric emergencies, including those involving respiratory disease or traumatic injury.

Kornblith received his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He completed a residency in emergency medicine at UCSF, followed by fellowships in pediatric emergency medicine and pediatric emergency ultrasound at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.

Kornblith is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, American Academy of Pediatrics and P2Network, which supports doctors using point-of-care ultrasound in emergency care of children.


Children's Emergency Department
1975 Fourth St., First Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-1818
Physician Referrals: (877) 822-4453 or (877) UC-CHILD

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University of Colorado School of Medicine 2009


UCSF, Emergency Medicine 2013


UCSF, Pediatric Emergency Medicine 2015
UCSF, Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound 2015

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Doniger SJ, Kornblith A. Point-of-Care Ultrasound Integrated Into a Staged Diagnostic Algorithm for Pediatric Appendicitis. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Feb; 34(2):109-115.
  2. Kornblith AE, Foster AA, Cho CS, Wang RC, Jaffe DM. Patient Factors Associated With the Decision to Transfer Adult Patients From a Pediatric Emergency Department For Definitive Care. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Nov 14.
  3. Fahimi J, Kornblith AE, Kanzaria H, Herring A, Wang RC. Computed Tomography Use Plateaus Among Children With Emergency Visits for Abdominal Pain. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Aug 14.
  4. Kornblith AE, Fahimi J, Kanzaria HK, Wang RC. Predictors for under-prescribing antibiotics in children with respiratory infections requiring antibiotics. Am J Emerg Med. 2018 Feb; 36(2):218-225.
  5. Shyy W, Knight RS, Kornblith A, Teismann NA. Point-of-Care Diagnosis of Cardiac Tamponade Identified by the Flow Velocity Paradoxus. J Ultrasound Med. 2017 Nov; 36(11):2197-2201.
  6. Teismann NA, Ching B, Shyy W, Knight RS, Kornblith A, Webb E, Bogerman M, Qasim A. Technical Pitfalls in Sonography of the Inferior Vena Cava: Beware the Diaphragm. J Ultrasound Med. 2017 May; 36(5):1071-1072.
  7. Kornblith AE, Doniger SJ. Point-of-Care Ultrasonography for Appendicitis Uncovers Two Alternate Diagnoses. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Apr; 32(4):262-5.
  8. Kornblith AE, van Schaik S, Reynolds T. Useful but not used: pediatric critical care physician views on bedside ultrasound. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015 Mar; 31(3):186-9.
  9. Kornblith A, Heard K. Reliability and validity of 5 databases for the identification of warfarin-medication interactions. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. 2011 Nov-Dec; 17(6):E95-7.

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